The Bledington Music Festival is an annual music event which takes place over three summer evenings in the beautiful Cotswolds. We play host to top class performers from all over the world.
An increasing number of music lovers make their way to St Leonard’s Church, Bledington, our little village in the heart of the Cotswolds just 10 minutes from Stow-On-the-Wold and 40 minutes from Oxford. There are so many lovely places nearby, it’s worth staying a few days for a relaxing mini-break.
All concerts feature a piano supplied by Cotswold Pianocraft.
We are big supporters of Music in Education, you can find out more about how the musicians take the time to interact and introduce and enrich the musicality in students of Bledington School.
Festival 2023 was held over three days, June 6th, 7th, 8th.
Our thanks also to the John Ireland Trust for their support and to our many supporters, old and new.
We were extremely grateful for the financial support from Gloucestershire Community Foundation through the Coronavirus Quick Response Programme, Bledington and Foscot Community Association and Groundworks Ltd through the Tesco Bags for Help scheme. These generous grants enabled us to survive after two cancelled seasons.
We thank everyone who attended the festival!
Each year we endeavour to get the local children enthusiastic about the music and the performers through our growing educational programme and we are very fortunate to have artists willing to get involved and perform special ‘mini’ concerts for pupils of local Primary Schools. The involvement with the local school began in June 2005 when Catrin Finch visited with her harp. The next year Chloe Hanslip visited as did the Firsova Piano Trio.
We are extremely grateful that many of the musicians also give of their time to perform a concert especially for the local school children; this is always a much anticipated event and is part of our ongoing educational programme to expose children to various instruments and music. More info…
The Festival has grown since it was established in 2000 when Thomas Trotter, the current President, gave a recital at Bledington; the popularity of that occasion gave rise to this successful three day Music Festival.
Over the years the festival has welcomed many performers. Each concert is unique and outstanding, with world class artists – we are very grateful to have their support for our festival!
Festival Vice President
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